Featured Event


February 4, 2018



Watch startup teams from around Brandeis compete for up to $50,000 in prizes in our 4th annual SPARKTank competition. Teams will present their ideas for innovations in high tech, social enterprise, business-to-business, and consumer products to a group of judges, and the winners will receive funding, mentorship, and support as they strive to make a difference in the world through entrepreneurship.

Brandeis’ SPARKTank is one of the only university startup competitions in which students, faculty, and staff compete as equals. Last year’s winners, WorkAround, went on to win Boston and national startup competitions, including being  named  a semifinalist at MassChallenge, taking first  place at the MIT Enterprise Forum/HUBWeek Beantown Throwdown, and SheStarts’ ShePitches competition. You just might see the next groundbreaking startup to come out of Brandeis at SPARKTank.

Free; Refreshments will be served


All Events

SPROUT program
SPROUT Info Session - Session 1

January 24, 2018

3pm-4pm | Carl J. Shapiro Science Center Library

Learn about the opportunities afforded by our SPROUT funding program for bench research, discover tips on applying, and speak to the staff in charge of admistering the program to answer all your questions. Light refreshments will be served.

National Science Foundation I-corps
I-Corps Demo Day

January 25, 2018

6pm-8pm | Alumni Lounge

Join participants in our National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program as they showcase their accomplishments. I-Corps participants work to develop bench research into commercializable inventions that improve human life.


SPROUT Info Session - Session 2

February 1, 2018

3pm-4pm | Volen 201 

In case you missed the first one, we have a second info session in February! Learn about the opportunities afforded by our SPROUT funding program for bench research, discover tips on applying, and speak to the staff in charge of admistering the program to answer all your questions. Light refreshments will be served.

How to Market Your Startup & Get More Customers

February 7, 2018


How do you reach your customers to grow your business? What is a strong brand, and how does it help your startup stand out, reach the right customers, and communicate your value? In this hands-on session, you will learn how to establish your brand, market on a shoestring, and accelerate your startup's growth. Participants will leave with a branding statement and a set of free resources to market their startups.


Sava Berhane
Accelerating Women’s Careers Through Research and Modeling

February 27, 2018

6:30pm-8:00pm | Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

Gain an understanding of the unique barriers to success for women in today’s corporate world and learn the key tactics and strategies to overcome these barriers.

Mass Innovation Night event
Mass Innovation Nights: Brandeis Startup Showcase

March 14, 2018

6pm-8pm | Gosman Sports and Convocation Center

Held once a month, Innovation Nights are one of Boston's longest-running and most respected startup events. Mass Innovation Nights comes to Brandeis with an evening showcasing all the best innovations Brandeis has to offer. See a dozen startups born in the classrooms, dorms, and labs of Brandeis share their stories, meet the teams, and connect with experts and alumni. 

participants in the 3-Day Startup
Seventh Annual 3 Day Startup (March 23-25)

March 23, 2018

The 3 Day Startup (3DS) program aims to create a living entrepreneurship laboratory on university campuses by bringing together students with diverse backgrounds ranging from freshmen to freshly-minted PhDs. Participants gain experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration, brainstorming and ideation while creating a startup in 200 hours.